Kelly Gammie is an experienced performer and a passionate dance educator. She currently performs with and co-choreographs for the all-female, hip hop crew DEUCEnDIP (most notably featured on five episodes of Much Music’s NML Dance Battlez) and has had the honour of dancing for the likes of In Tha Groove (MsToya and Ron Bedeau), ABS Crew, Mark Samuels, Codie Wiggins, amongst many other companies/choreographers.
Kelly holds a B.F.A. in dance from York University (ballet and contemporary). Prior to her post-secondary education, she received fourteen years of formal training in ballet, pointe, jazz and tap. Her interest in hip hop initially led her to seek out training though local street dancers and online videos and brought her to be a performing member and president of the university’s hip hop team StyleWize. She continues to train in Toronto, where she now resides.
Dance has been central to her personal development and evolving self. Such lessons greatly inform her creative process and are embodied in her teaching philosophies. She aims to inspire her students to perform and create with confidence in one’s artistic voice. She currently teaches in Toronto and has had the honour of guest teaching and choreographing for dancers in various parts of the country. Additionally, she has worked with social outreach, arts-based programs such as Just Bgraphic, North York Arts and Outside Looking In.
Credits include: Jason Derulo, Hedley, Psy, Massari, Kira Isabella, Kiesza, Alyssa Reid, We Day, Toronto World Pride, ROOTS, Sunny D + more.
As far back as she can remember, Queenie Vicente was always singing and dancing when she heard good music. She was born in the Philippines but grew up in Canada since the age of 11. Fortunately, music and dance are universal languages that transcend barriers. Since then, dance became a means of expression, escape and belonging. Dance had become such a huge part of her life that what was once only a ‘hobby’ had finally become her purpose and drive.
Queenie’s earliest training in urban dance styles began in 2010 with York University’s Hiphop Competitive Team, Stylewize. After graduating in 2012, she continued to train with friends, and with friendship rooted in the love of dance, DEUCEnDIP was formed. Being a part of an All-Female dance crew was a major milestone and platform for Queenie’s dance career. Dancing with DEUCEnDIP taught her how to dance as a strong and confident woman, how to be a working professional and how to be an effective team member. At around the same time (2012), Queenie also began training under FLAVORSHOP founder and mentor, Lenny Len. Until this day, she continues to master and improve on her skills as a dancer, choreographer and teacher because she believes that growth only happens when you make room for it.
She aims to share what she has learned in her own dance journey to the next generation of young female dancers – to help them discover themselves through dance and to equip them with the necessary skills and mindset to become successful in their own dance journeys.
Credits include: New Music Live, Much Music, Electric Circus, World Pride, Canada’s Walk of Fame, Canadian Urban Music Conference, Toronto’s Urban Film Festival, Desifest, Outside Looking In and more.